Are you an organisation or business operating in Cork City Centre?

Next October the public will be invited to look at Cork City Centre through fresh eyes – to rediscover, reimagine and re-engage with our city – to celebrate its advantages and attractions, and to imagine how it could be improved.

Urban October will offer a programme of free events celebrating the City Centre, aimed at all ages, and will include tours and talks, outdoor activities, performances, workshops, and a whole lot more.

All organisations and businesses operating in Cork City are invited to take part in Urban October by offering one or more events free to the public. All sectors are welcome to participate including;

  • retail
  • health
  • hospitality
  • transport
  • culture
  • community
  • heritage
  • education

You provide the event, Urban October will advertise it!

The month long event will showcase the city as a canvas – a way to rethink our urban space – and how well designed and managed public spaces have a positive impact on people who live or work in the city.

A thriving city centre is essential for Cork’s economic prosperity and plays an essential role in our social and cultural identity. During October the public will discover how Cork’s City Centre is being revitalised and can explore creatively how it could be further enhanced.

Urban October in Cork will showcase work being carried out to revitalise the centre of the city, including in the new sub-areas or quarters established under Cork City Council’s City Centre Strategy: Shandon; MacCurtain Street/the Victorian Quarter; North Main Street/The Marsh; Barrack Street/South Parish; South Mall/South Channel; and the Heart of the City, its retail core.

Take advantage of this free opportunity to showcase your business or organisation in Cork by participating in Urban October.

The team are open to suggestions – please share your ideas by June 30th 2018 by clicking here

For more information please contact: Tina Neylon 086 603 5552 or e-mail:

Please find below a copy of the 2016 brochure to give you a flavour of the broad range of activities that took place.

Urban October Programme 2016

Urban October in Cork is supported and organised by Cork City Council, CORE and EcCoWell. It’s inspired by the Urban October initiative of the United Nations, which aims to make cities “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”